When in Anaheim, there comes a time that an adult beverage might be exactly what you’re looking for, especially after a long day on the town. Luckily, Anaheim has a wealth of places to get incredible drinks and unwind. The following are the top bars in Anaheim that will quench your thirst and bring a smile to your face.
Website | (714) 829-4060
270 S Clementine St Anaheim, CA 92805
First up is a unique spot that is bringing back what a tiki bar should be. Strong Water in Anaheim is a classic bar and grill that makes fantastic, traditional style tiki drinks. They are focused on getting away from the contemporary spin that many tiki bars have taken, and offering up a refreshing look on the originals that started it all.
Some of the best drinks coming from the bar are the Taro Colada, Buzzin Jungle Bird, and Southeast Spice Trade. All of their drinks are served in style with decorative glasses and great presentation. In addition to these, Strong Water has a wide selection of ‘mocktails’ and tons of dinner options.
Strong Water is wildly popular in the local area so do consider that they only accept reservations, and everyone coming must be 21 or older. As far as tiki bars go, nobody does it like them so you can be positive it is well worth the visit.
Website | (714) 772-0899
1650 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802
Established in 2016, The Fifth was created to be a place for music and memories to go hand in hand with delicious food and craft cocktails. This is Anaheim’s only rooftop restaurant and bar, and it undoubtedly has the best view in town. Positioned on the 5th floor of the Grand Legacy at the Park, you can enjoy views of the Disney resort while hanging out around a firepit and sipping one of their signature cocktails.
Their signature cocktails include Sammy Likes Peaches, The Wanda, and Attitude Adjustment all amazing choices that your tastebuds will love. Aside from cocktails they offer a wide range of spirits and wines as well, so there is something for everyone.
There’s plenty of big sofas and group tables so this is a perfect place to bring a group of friends or meet new people. They often have live music and Happy Hour goes from 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday so don’t miss out.
Website | (714) 687-9813
1540 S Disneyland Dr Ste 201 Anaheim, CA 92802
Ballast Point started out in 1996 as a small group of homebrewers but has evolved to be one of the most well established names in the wide variety of brewers out of Anaheim. They are known for exploring and constantly asking if there’s a better way and this has led them to becoming an internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing industry.
Since their inception, Ballast Point has always taken risks and pushed the limits of what a beer can be. Notably they have brought a hoppy twist to their porter, added four types of malt to their amber ale, and created a breakthrough gold-medal winning Sculpin IPA. Nowadays the most popular picks coming out of their brew house are the Sour Wench, Victory, and Aloha Sculpin and these are beers that everyone agrees you’ve got to try.
Located in the heart of the Downtown Disney District, the location couldn’t be better for tourists and locals alike. They are open 11 am – 10 pm, so you have plenty of time to stop in and try what everyone is raving about.
The Blind Rabbit
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440 S Anaheim Blvd Ste 104 Anaheim, CA 92805
The concept behind The Blind Rabbit is to hide an old-fashioned speakeasy somewhere in the depths of Anaheim’s historical packing district, and that’s exactly what they’ve done. This spot is concealed within the walls of a Sunkist Orange Packing House, and represents a 1920’s club with dim lighting to create an intimate vibe.
Focused on making unique and exciting cocktails, some of the favorites include First Time, Please, and Earl Grey and they are all themed along with the rest of the bar.
With a discreet location and a unique take on what a bar should be, The Blind Rabbit feels like a hole-in-the-wall but offers a special atmosphere and top notch customer service where you can escape the busy city and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail.